Valiant Signature Series Brings Back Original Valiant Creators For Variants

sean-chen-harbinger-signatureCould this be what Trinity Angels creator Kevin Maguire was talking about when he said Valiant was after him to produce some covers? Earlier today, Valiant Entertainment announced a series of new Signature Series covers, featuring the work of "classic" Valiant creators as variants on current Valiant titles.

According to a statement, Valiant will release one Signature Series cover per month, beginning this October with the Harbinger #17 Valiant Signature Series cover by Sean Chen – the veteran artist that began his comics career at Valiant with titles including X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Rai and the Future Force. Over the course of the coming months, the Signature Series will also debut new works by Bob Hall (Shadowman), Mark Moretti (Eternal Warrior), Kevin VanHook (Archer & Armstrong), Sal Velluto (Bloodshot) and more as they interpret the modern day versions of Valiant's heroes for the first time.

"I began my career in comics at the original Valiant and all of us who were there have stayed very close over the years," Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce told MTV Geek. "Now, with the new publishing line well underway, it's an immense pleasure to finally be reuniting with the talents who forged the foundation and gave the original Valiant Universe such a special and well-deserved mystique."

"Valiant is incredibly fortunate to have worked with a long list of incredible talents in its 25 year history, and their work is something that we continue to celebrate to this day," added Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. "As both fans and creators, we've been anxiously awaiting the moment when some of Valiant's original greats would return to bring their vision to the modern day Valiant Universe, and, with the Valiant Signature Series, that moment has finally arrived. Sean Chen, Bob Hall, Mark Moretti, Kevin VanHook, Sal Velluto – these are the guys who helped build the house we live in, and fans can look forward to seeing even more storied talents from the original Valiant era return over the next year."